Genus ANSER

Genus ANSER.

TRUE GEESE.

Anser, anseris=a Goose.

Bill at base nearly as high as head. Cutting edges of bill distinctly arched, with indentations of upper mandible visible (except in A. indicus). Of large size and grey plumage. Legs usually reddish. Tail short, rounded, of sixteen or eighteen feathers. Nest of grass on the ground, lined with down. Six to twelve eggs, yellowish white.

Tip of upper mandible white.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus ANSER
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
253
M_ID: 
262
M_SN: 
Anser
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13142

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